GOSHEN — Goshen College has turned to a longtime rival for its new men’s soccer coach.
Goshen athletic director Tim Demant announced Monday, June 2, that Arron Patrick will take over the Maple Leafs’ program beginning immediately. Patrick had been an assistant coach at Bethel College since 2010.
"We are excited that Arron has accepted our invitation to be the next head coach of the Goshen men’s soccer program," Demant said. “Arron stood out with his passion, knowledge of the game, training background, recruiting experience and plans and his desire to mentor our student-athletes.
"His knowledge of the NAIA, Crossroads League, Goshen College soccer and the local talent pool will also allow him to hit the ground running."
In addition to his work at Bethel, Patrick is also the head coach for the Elkhart United U17 team as well as the owner and head trainer of Mission Athletics, a strength and conditioning company run out of the Elkhart Sports Center.
"I am excited to have this opportunity," Patrick said. "There is so much passion and history with this program that makes it unique and having experienced it as a visiting player and coach is something I really appreciate."
Patrick was a four-time All-Mid-Central Conference and All-Region pick while playing at Bethel and a three-time All-American. He also led the Pilots to three regular season conference titles.